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do wavies always need a curly stylist?

dailywavydailywavy Posts: 249Registered Users
so i don't live within a hundred miles to a curly stylist, and i tried to explain a curl friendy cut, but it still didn't turn out too even. it got thinned too much and had a couple "holes"

what can i tell the stylist, or should i just tell her to layer it normally when wet? what type of layers? then touch it up myself? i know you should never cut your own hair, but i've gotten pretty good over the years at having to touch it up myself.

yelp!
2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
Vo5-never again, i now can plop!
CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
:thumbleft:
products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher

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  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    hi dailywavy,
    struttswife posted a great thread about this not long ago, which i've added here. Really great tips
    HTH
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlywurlygurly%2F" class="Popup
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I've gone to a great stylist for almost 30 years. He does a great cut whomever. You need to find someone who knows hair.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • SalamanderSalamander Posts: 328Registered Users
    I think any good stylist would be fine, as long as he/she understand you want to wear your hair WAVY, not blown out straight. Some of them seem to have a hard time comprehending this idea.
    2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
    Fine/iii density/high porosity

    Current favorites:
    Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
    GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
    ACV rinse 1x per week
  • CrystalRainCrystalRain Posts: 170Registered Users
    My stylist doesn't specialize in curly hair, but he understands that I want to keep mine natural (and even says it's a nice change from a lot of the people he sees!). I usually just ask him to water-wash and cut it without using any products, because all I need is a trim now and then. It's just a question of finding the right haircutter - I used to go to this other stylist in the same salon and she kept trying to straighten my hair. When I told her I didn't want to, she said, "Well, at least let me curl it!" Not good.
    Thick, mostly 2c with some 3a; fine texture, medium/high porosity, and a very strange curl & wave pattern.

    Started CG (properly) as of 6/31/2009.

    Cowash | Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze or Juicy Green Apple
    Rinse-out | Burt's Bees Super Shiny
    Leave-in | Live Clean Intense Moisturizing
    Gel | HESMU

    Right now: growing hair past shoulder-length, looking to take decent hair picture (my avatar is my first day of CG).
  • 2_b_wavy2_b_wavy Posts: 19Registered Users
    in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens... ;-)
    Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

    Sandra
    2_b_wavy --> Living in Germany, the land with no infrastructure for wavies!
    2 A type of hair, super fine but a lot, with highlights, Henna-coloured, overshoulder length, pretty porous towars the ends.
    For me plopping makes a huge diffrence!
    Also my hair loves to be co-washed and I use a sulfate-containing shampoo once a week! (otherwise my hair gets weigth-down)
    Shampoos: herbal Essense deep cleansing, Jessicurl Lather shampoo
    Conditioners: Jessicurl Aloeba Cond, Tiggi Foxy Curls Cond
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    2_b_wavy wrote: »
    in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens... ;-)
    Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

    Sandra

    haha!! dw your not alone on contemplating this one... i want to go on a holiday to the states,so i can sight see of course...and you know while i'm there i might just make an appointment at a curly specialist and do some retail therapy (stock up on cg products!) My boyfriend thinks I'm completely nuts! lol!
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlywurlygurly%2F" class="Popup
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • dailywavydailywavy Posts: 249Registered Users
    thanks everyone! and the link really helped!
    2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
    Vo5-never again, i now can plop!
    CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
    :thumbleft:
    products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
  • steffisteffi Posts: 12Registered Users
    2_b_wavy wrote: »
    in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens... ;-)
    Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

    Sandra

    Oh yeah i know what you mean. It's even really hard to find a good conditioner and a shampoo without sulfate.... Maybe there are stylist specialized for curly hair somewhere in europe. Now that sounds crazy and desperate...

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  • kaykrekaykre Posts: 314Registered Users
    I'm a wavy and I've noticed a bit difference since switching to a curly stylist. Although I think any stylist knowledgeable in curly hair would be fine.

    My stylist isn't far from me (maybe 20 min) but if I didn't live nearby I'd be willing to travel... maybe make a weekend trip or something.
    2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
    Dry climate.

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  • sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
    the way the waves and curls in wavy hair are created can be more unpredictable in 2b/2c people than in 3a/3b/3c folks. I'd ask your stylist to wash your hair and allow it to dry thoroughly, so the stylist can see exactly how your waves and curls lie. Once they get a sense for how your curls and waves lie, then they can give you a good cut.

    also, in general, NEVER get a haircut with a razor if you have wavy/curly hair. also, in general, for longer hair, layers tend to look good on us wavies/curlies.
    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I got my hair cut by struttswife (tiff) at LCLF... and I loved it! I would keep going there but I don't live in the area.

    I think 2as and 2bs may have an easier time at non-curly places... long layers, NO THINNING, no razors usually give me a pretty decent cut, but I do think 2as and 2bs can benefit from dry cuts curly-style as well. 2cs look more "curly" so they might need a curly dry cut more.

    For the most part in the future I think I will continue to seek out curly stylists when/where I can. I think my waves really spring more when cut individually (dry).
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

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